This is a photo of Ivan Daniels with his Hieroglyphic Bible that we made for him. It was taken during the Memorial for the Reverend Samuel Doak.
Check out how we turned our two original Hieroglyphic Bibles into this one replica on my web page at the following link:
If you want one of these Hieroglyphic Bibles, just let us know and we will make it for you.
The Library of Congress Showcased the First Book Printed in America. Watch this 3 minute YouTube video to learn more about this book. I make a nice period hand-bound replica of this book. Learn more about my replicas on my web page. Click the link at the bottom of this post.
This Day in History: September 20th, 1776
Congress passed the ‘Articles of War’ which was highly moralistic in tone, and while they didn’t establish an organized chaplaincy, they did recommend diligence in services and established their authority over the chaplains in locations other than the Army at Cambridge. The articles also provided for fines or confinement for soldiers not attending services and for AWOL chaplains to be court martialed and fined a maximum of one month’s pay. Washington was now of the opinion that one chaplain should not be expected to serve more than one regiment to prevent the possibility that some of the men would have a chaplain of a faith other than their own. Apparently most of the units were fairly homogeneous as far as religion is concerned. Especially notice this portion of the article: “The articles also provided for fines or confinement for soldiers not attending services and for AWOL chaplains to be court martialed and fined a maximum of one month’s pay.”
This means that all members of all military units MUST ATTEND Divine Services at every reenacting event in order to be period correct.